Saturday, May 23, 2020

Quilt Block for National Quilting Day

Happy Weekend! And happy belated National Quilting Day! Which was back on March 21st. I was most looking forward to this National Day's block and had it all planned out, but then, you know.. 2020 and its curve balls. So here it is now! It's one of my favorites, and the small pieces make it even MORE scrap friendly!

I wanted it to be kind of like an Amish quilt. I know it has lots of pieces but you can do it! Just regular flying geese and half square triangles, mini style.

Let's dive in!

Fabric A (sky):
(2) 1 1/2 x 5 1/2"
(1) 1 1/2 x 8 1/2"

Fabric B (grass):
(2) 1 1/2 x 2" (#)
(1) 1 1/2 x 6 1/2"

Fabric C (hanging fence):
(2) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)

Fabric D (black):
(4) 1 3/4" sq.
(4) 1 3/4 x 3"

Fabric E (darker purple):
(8) 1 3/4" sq.

Fabric F (lighter/lavender):
(2) 1 x 5 1/2"
(2) 1 x 6 1/2"
(8) 1 3/4" sq.

  • Place 1 3/4" sq. of Fabrics E & F right sides together. Trim, flip & press. Repeat x total of four E/F 1 3/4" half square triangles. They will finish at 1 1/4" when in block.


  • Place a 1 3/4" sq. of Fabric F (lighter purple/lavender) right sides together at the left end of a 1 3/4 x 3" rect. of Fabric D (black). Stitch from corner to corner. Trim, flip & press.
  • Place a 1 3/4" sq. of Fabric E (darker purple) right sides together at the right end of this same unit. Stitch from corner to corner. Trim, flip & press.
  • Repeat x four units.
*NOTE: Make sure your lighter fabric (F) is on the left in all of your flying geese, and your darker fabric (E) is on the right. The diagram above is a generic diagram and doesn't show the unit with two different colored squares.


Assemble block as shown in diagram below, paying special attention to the orientation of your half square triangles. It's so easy to get the direction mixed up. You will have one 8 1/2" (8" finished) National Quilting Day quilt block. Or quilt quilt block. :D 

I hope this block didn't give you any trouble. It had quite a few pieces, but really is one of my FAVORITES. 

If you're just finding these blocks and would like to see the first 40 blocks, you can find them all and their tutorial links, *HERE* on the National Days quilt blocks page. I'm still catching up posting all the blocks I had planned for March, then I'm going to post the ones for April and May. Hopefully at some point in the future, I'll be caught up to real time and be able to stitch them on the actual day because it was more fun that way. :D

Alright, off I go to configure the next one. If you post any blocks on social media, come find me and tag me so I can see them. I love to see how everyone's blocks and quilts turn out! If you don't use social media, feel free to email me! If you'd like to see lots of blocks, you can find pics of these and the Minecraft, Pokemon, & Harry Potter quilt blocks and quilts in the sew along group on my FB page. Or come tag me on Instagram @kellifanninquilts. See you soon!

Thanks for dropping in to read. I hope you're having a great weekend and Happy Stitching!


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